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cherry pecan energy bars recipe

Cherry Pecan Energy Bars Recipe

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This gluten-free, dairy-free, and whole-food energy bar has endless variations simply use different fruit and nut combinations.

Total time:  01 M  40 S
Servings:  4
Calories:  300


  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 3 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 0 1/16 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. unflavored soy or rice protein powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. flaxseed

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 60mg
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Protein: 7g


  1. Add flaxseed and rolled oats to Twister jar, and place lid on jar. Hold lid with one hand, and with other hand select "Speed Up" to Speed 4. Run for 15–20 seconds.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and place lid on jar. Hold lid with one hand, and with other hand select "Speed Up" to Speed 1. Run for 30–40 seconds or until desired texture is reached; turn lid counterclockwise during blending.
  3. Place 14-x-14-inch piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper on flat surface. Use Spectacula to scrape and dump mixture onto half of plastic wrap or parchment paper.
  4. Fold other half of plastic wrap or parchment paper over mixture. Press mixture into ½-inch-thick rectangle.
  5. Cut into 4 bars.


To increase the amount of protein in each bar by 34 grams, reduce the rolled oats by 1 tablespoon and add another scoop of protein powder. 

To reduce the fat, choose a nut lower in fat, such as almonds or cashews.

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  • what if you don’t have a twister jar ///

    vlm on

  • You’ll want to double the recipe and you’ll likely have to stop blending and scrape the sides of the jar back down to the blade several times. Happy blending!

    Blendtec on

  • Good, but I did have the following modifications: I used all almonds because we were out of the other nuts, I added one extra date for texture and I did not use protein powder because I don’t use protein powder. I really have trouble with the flavor of flaxseeds so I also added a handful of chocolate chips in after I dumped the mixture out of the blender.

    Overall I’d say the bars are good, although the flaxseed flavor is still lurking in the background. I’m glad I got to use my new twister jar!

    Bridgette Boudreaux on

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